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Rescue op in Hirakud called off for the day


OST Bureau

Sambalpur, Feb 10:

As the sun went down the western horizon, the district administration suspended rescue operations for the day today although the bodies of three persons who are still missing following the boat mishap deep inside the Hirakud Dam reservoir on Sunday are yet to be fished out.

Operations, however, will continue on the shores with electric lights, sources in the district administration said.

Rescue operations inside the reservoir will resume at day break tomorrow, the sources added.

A total of 28 bodies have been recovered in two days of rescue operations, according to district administration .

While bodies of three more members of the Lions Club picnic team are to be traced, there is no word yet on the whereabouts of the boatman, the assistant boatman and several others who were also on the boat, leading to apprehension that the death toll could go up further.